A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Get this game and 8 more for $19.95 USD
View bundle
Buy Now$5.95 USD or more

The Glass Staircase is an homage to PS2  survival horror and Italian zombie movies.

It's been a long time since you've seen your parents, hasn't it? Not to worry, girls. Just listen to the voice on the intercom. Do what they say. They've provided you a home. They've provided you food. They will make you into good girls.

This old house has never treated you wrong, now has it? Now be good girls, all
of you. The Master will need you to be strong during these troubling times.

Remember: Good girls take their medicine. Good girls do their chores. Good
girls go home.


Limited edition! Available now

The Glass Staircase cd-rom


Get this game and 8 more for $19.95 USD
View bundle
Buy Now$5.95 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5.95 USD. You will get access to the following files:

The Glass Staircase (Windows) 1.04.zip 1 GB
The Glass Staircase (Mac) 1.04.zip 1,019 MB
TheGlassStaircase_x86.tar.gz 1 GB
TheGlassStaircase_x86_64.tar.gz 1 GB

Development log


Log in with itch.io to leave a comment.

Viewing most recent comments 4 to 43 of 78 · Next page · Last page

the Glass Staircase has a special place in my heart. It was my first ever Puppet Combo game. I immediately became a patron for the last 3 years. I also decided to stop streaming on Twitch and promote indie horror on youtube instead. Thank you for your inspiration on indie horror!

Full Playthrough No Commentary 

Good grief, I enjoyed this game - right up to the moment where I needed to engage in combat. The shooting controls are abysmal... but the atmosphere, the tone, the initial story and story delivery... Mmm-mmm, splendid. Fixed cams used to brilliant effect, evoking Italian horror films and slowly soaking the player in dread... Why is this not on Steam? (With changes to the shooting controls, natch)

Added to our indie games list on the Fixed Camera Appreciation Society!

the best montage (with the glass staircase included btw)


Wish there was a checkpoint before the red boss.


Yo wtf... why no steam release?

Is there a way for me to play this using my own keyboard and mouse setup? I'm new to this genre and gameplay format and really struggling with the gamepad setup.

Hello late as always I am BUT this was a cool game, I did beat the whole thing & honestly it scared me pretty well tbh. Truth be told the large amounts of text did annoy me a little  won't lie but still it was fun or should I say scary. 

When will Glass Staircase and Night of the Nun physical copies be restocked? Also will you do another black label version of Babysitter Bloodbath?

puppetcombo, the game is very good even what is missing is two things, a version for Android and iOS and subtitles in Brazilian Portuguese to make it perfect ♡♡

I just finished this game. I'm not ashamed to say, this game took me double the time people are quoting lol. To be fair, I'm much more experienced with console games. I didn't even know there was a "run" button (shift) or a pause screen (esc) until I  died at the first enemy lol.

I love old school PS1 era survival horror. It's so nice to have a fresh new entry in the genre. This game oozes passion and I am glad to support Puppet Combo. Keep it up!

Hello! is these bundle runing ok on macos catalina? let me know to buy it. Thanks!


This is my other gameplay in Spanish 


Hi, enjoy my gameplay in Spanish


The part after you leave the sewer is pretty damn glitchy, if you take the wrong door (which you can do through the fire) you can come into older versions of the area without enemies or fire. And even if you go into the right room where the ladder is, if you press the electronics on the wall you'll once again get the cutscene of you hiding as the red man clomps inside for  a stroll. And if you shoot a zombie that's already been felled it stands up again for you to kill it allover again. Then during the final fight, the door you came out of was open but gave the message that it was locked =P

I hope you fix all these glitches so I can recommend the game to people, because the rest is pretty solid =)


Hi this is my gameplay in Spanish, hope you like it

Bought the bundle, like a ton of people really should. Love the game with everything from atmosphere to sound design honestly chilled me... like really chilled me. Not to mention the writing of the notes and journals you find are phenomenal and really add to the experience. My only problem is that the game when confronting that thing in the place (Trying to avoid spoilers) you don't get a save point and repeating that whole segment made it more of a drag then a horror experience. Still I think I'd recommend this game.

That is the most common complaint. If you speed run it, you should be able to get back to that point in about 5 minutes 

(1 edit)

Oh no I got back and completed it but, just thought it was a little tedious as I died more than once and just had to repeat the same segment. Still think it's fantastic and all just made took me out after the second death, which was admittedly me just kinda being trash at survival horror.

Bought the Puppet Combo bundle and can get every game file to unzip on my mac except for this game, any advice? I always get a message that says "Unable to Expand Error 1 Action Not Permitted" 

Hi! Try unarchiver: https://theunarchiver.com/

It worked! Thank you guys so much 😭, I love your games and I'm super excited to play this

Glad it worked! Hope you enjoy

(1 edit)

My game will not accept input from keyboard/mouse at the title screen. I'm on Linux Mint 

Have you had any luck with it yet? I have not tried the game on linux mint 

yes sorry for the late response, it started working great! 


Just playing the game for the first time. So far I've died twice at the red guy and have had to start over from the beginning of that section. I know this game was put out awhile ago, buuuut... if there was an autosave after entering that room, where the red guy comes out and attacks you, that would be very helpful lol.  Just a suggestion of course!



This is such a dumb question but what are all the controls for the game?

Check the menu you can find the controller mapping.

Hi, i've been having trouble getting this to run on Debian. Any suggestions? i'm so pumped to play, i'm getting a windows laptop soon but i'd love to be able to get the glass staircase to run on debian. 


Dunno if you still have this issue, but I'm running Pop OS and I had to switch the game to windowed mode before it wouldn't crash when i clicked "new game" 

Wich program did you use to make this game?

I think they used unity?


love the classic ps2 feel to this game!


Survival Horror для Русских Пацанов!!!

(1 edit)

The game keeps crashing on me.  When i walk through a room,  when the intercom comes on.   Right from the beginning. The game is unplayable.....     why is this happening?  Kinda want a refund if it cant be fixed

EDIT:     Nevermind....  if i run it on low graphics it doesnt crash.  idk.... it doesnt look as pretty but the story is pretty intriguing. 


A video of The Riverside Incident to give you an idea of other great puppet combo games!

I bought this game,how can I get it?

You should see a button that says download. Follow that.

nowhere can find the download


It should be listed in https://itch.io/my-collections

If not, you can email support@itch.io for help with downloading.

Are there multiple endings?


No, just one.

Just curious, how long is the gameplay?

About an hour and a half to  two hours.

Oh thanks! :o)

I bought this to play on mac, but it won't install. Or if I use Itch/io installer it doesn't start

Hi please email me: ben[at]puppetcombo.com so I can help you with the issue.

Hi, thanks for the reply. Turns out it just needed the resolution lowered. Thanks. Really enjoying the game.

why are there zero audio setting? or am i just crazy? how do i fix this?


I didn't think it needed one since you can adjust the volume on your speakers

(1 edit)

I just purchased the game and I can't even get past the start screen when I select new game. I followed the read me. Are there certain PC specs this game needs to run?

EDIT: Looks like I had to low the quality on my other PC. I'll have to use my gaming rig for this.

Yes the game may have difficulty in normal settings on integrated graphics cards. Playing in low quality should run fine.

I'm wondering are you doing the games alone or do you have a small team?


Other than the bunch of notes, the game is a masterpiece <3 Thank you for letting us mortals play it.

I can no longer access the options menu during gameplay. When I press ESC it just pauses the game and no menu pops up. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling. Nothing I try works to get the game working properly again.

Hi please email me: ben[at]puppetcombo.com so I can help you with the issue.


And I almost forgot, you just gorgeous game continue in the same spirit, Russia approves :D



I think Devolver Digital would love it they love games with this genre and with the old or pixel graphics

Viewing most recent comments 4 to 43 of 78 · Next page · Last page